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Win32_UserAccount Class

The Win32_UserAccount class contains information about a user account on a Win32 system.
Namespace value is root/CIMV2.
WMI Provider value is CIMWin32.


  • AccountType
  • The AccountType property contains flags describing the characteristics of Win32 user account:
    UF_TEMP_DUPLICATE_ACCOUNT - Local user account for users whose primary account is in another domain. This account provides user access to this domain, but not to any domain that trusts this domain.
    UF_NORMAL_ACCOUNT - default account type that representing a typical user.
    UF_INTERDOMAIN_TRUST_ACCOUNT - account is for a system domain that trusts other domains.
    UF_WORKSTATION_TRUST_ACCOUNT - This is a computer account for a Windows NT/Windows 2000 machine that is a member of this domain.
    UF_SERVER_TRUST_ACCOUNT - account is for a system backup domain controller that is a member of this domain.

  • Caption
  • The Caption property is a short textual description (one-line string) of the object.

  • Description
  • The Description property provides a textual description of the object.

  • Disabled
  • The Disabled property determines whether the Win32 user account is disabled.
    Values: TRUE or FALSE. If TRUE, the user account is disabled.

  • Domain
  • The Domain property indicates the name of the Windows domain to which the user account belongs.
    Example: NA-SALES

  • FullName
  • The FullName property indicates the full name of the local user.
    Example: Thomas Williams

  • InstallDate
  • The InstallDate property is datetime value indicating when the object was installed. A lack of a value does not indicate that the object is not installed.

  • LocalAccount
  • The LocalAccount property indicates whether the account is defined on the local machine. To retrieve only accounts defined on the local machine state a query that includes the condition 'LocalAccount=TRUE'.

  • Lockout
  • The Lockout property determines whether the user account is locked out of the Win32 system.
    Values: TRUE or FALSE. If TRUE, the user account is locked out.

  • Name
  • The Name property indicates the name of the Win32 user account on the domain specified by the Domain member of this class.
    Example: thomasw

  • PasswordChangeable
  • The PasswordChangeable property determines whether the password on the Win32 user account can be changed.
    Values: TRUE or FALSE. If TRUE, the password can be changed.

  • PasswordExpires
  • The PasswordExpires property determines whether the password on the Win32 user account will expire.
    Values: TRUE or FALSE. If TRUE, the password will expire.

  • PasswordRequired
  • The PasswordRequired property determines whether a password is required on the Win32 user account.
    Values: TRUE or FALSE. If TRUE, a password is required.

  • SID
  • The SID property contains the security identifier (SID) for this account. a SID is a string value of variable length used to identify a trustee. Each account has a unique SID issued by an authority (such as a Windows domain), stored in a security database. When a user logs on, the system retrieves the user's SID from the database and places it in the user's access token. The system uses the SID in the user's access token to identify the user in all subsequent interactions with Windows security. When a SID has been used as the unique identifier for a user or group, it cannot be used again to identify another user or group.

  • SIDType
  • The SIDType property contains enumerated values that specify the type of security identifier (SID). SIDTypes include:
    SidTypeUser - Indicates a user SID.
    SidTypeGroup - Indicates a group SID.
    SidTypeDomain - Indicates a domain SID.
    SidTypeAlias - Indicates an alias SID.
    SidTypeWellKnownGroup - Indicates a SID for a well-known group.
    SidTypeDeletedAccount - Indicates a SID for a deleted account.
    SidTypeInvalid - Indicates an invalid SID.
    SidTypeUnknown - Indicates an unknown SID type.
    SidTypeComputer - Indicates a SID for a computer.

  • Status
  • The Status property is a string indicating the current status of the object. Various operational and non-operational statuses can be defined. Operational statuses are "OK", "Degraded" and "Pred Fail". "Pred Fail" indicates that an element may be functioning properly but predicting a failure in the near future. An example is a SMART-enabled hard drive. Non-operational statuses can also be specified. These are "Error", "Starting", "Stopping" and "Service". The latter, "Service", could apply during mirror-resilvering of a disk, reload of a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is on-line, yet the managed element is neither "OK" nor in one of the other states.


  • Rename
  • The Rename() allows for the renaming of the user account name; a key in this class. The functionality to change the key property "Name" is implemented as a method to provide a separate context for the new name distinguishable from the key name associated with the instance to be modified in this class.

    Example WQL

    SELECT * FROM Win32_UserAccount
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